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What Sets UV Gel Nails Apart from Other Types of Nail Polishes?

UV gel nails stand out from regular nail polish due to their:

  • Super high-shine, glossy finish.

  • Exceptional resilience against daily wear and tear.

  • Similar application process to regular polish but require a UV light/LED lamp to cure.

Can I Apply UV Gel Nails at Home, or Should I Visit a Salon?

For the safest and most expert application of gel polishes, it is highly recommended to visit a salon.


How Long Does a UV Gel Manicure Typically Last?

The longevity of a UV gel manicure varies based on individual nail types and lifestyles. Typically, a Londontown UV gel manicure can last up to three weeks for most people.

Will UV Gel Nails Damage My Natural Nails?

UV gels should not damage your natural nails if they are applied and removed correctly. Key factors include:

  • Safe application techniques.

  • Proper aftercare with strengthening and nourishing treatments.

Can I Use Regular Nail Polish on Top of UV Gel Nails?

Yes, you can apply regular nail polish on top of UV gel nails for a quick color change or refresh at home. However, for a seamless mani-pedi, your nail tech or artist will likely prefer using only gels.

Do You Have a UV Gel Nail Starter Kit for Beginners?

Our UV gel polishes are best suited for professionals. However, we do offer a gel starter kit for pros who are beginning to build their Londontown collection.

How to Apply Gel Nail Polish?

To apply gel nail polish, you will need:

  • UV or LED lamp

  • Base coat, color coat, and top coat

  • Cotton pads, rubbing alcohol, and a cuticle pusher


  1. Prep your nails: Remove any old polish, file and shape your nails, and push back cuticles.

  2. Clean nails with rubbing alcohol to remove oil and dust.

  3. Apply a thin layer of base coat and cure under the lamp for 30 to 60 seconds.

  4. Apply a thin layer of color coat and cure under the lamp for 30 to 60 seconds.

  5. Repeat the color coat application and curing process if needed.

  6. Apply the top coat and cure under the lamp.

  7. Clean any sticky residue with rubbing alcohol.

Is Gel Nail Polish Safe for Your Nails?

Gel nail polish is generally safe when applied correctly. Important considerations include:

  • Following proper application steps.

  • Consulting a professional if unsure about the process.

  • Being aware of potential side effects from UV or LED light exposure.

How to Remove Gel Polish?

To remove gel nail polish, you will need:

  • Cotton pads

  • Aluminum foil

  • Acetone

  • Wooden stick

  • Nail file


  1. Soak cotton pads in acetone and place them on your nails.

  2. Secure the cotton pads with aluminum foil.

  3. Wait 10-15 minutes for the gel polish to soften and loosen.

  4. Remove the foil and cotton pads.

  5. Gently scrape off the gel polish with a wooden stick.

  6. Buff your nails with a nail file to smooth out any rough edges or residue.